Kenya visa for Swedes

Although Kenya offers visa-free travel to several countries across the globe, Sweden is not included on the list. However, it is still possible to obtain a Kenya visa online without visiting the nearest Kenya embassy or consulate.

Swedish citizens who would like to visit Kenya for tourism or other purposes must visit the nearest Kenyan consulate or embassy and apply for their visa. The process may take a few days, but it is generally processed within 1-10 business days if all the information is correct.

Sweden citizens are required to provide a few documents for their visa application, including a valid passport and

Kenya visa requirements for Swedes

The process of obtaining a Kenya online visa is relatively easy. Once you reunite all the documents, you will be required to complete an online form, which you can complete from any device that has an internet connection.

The requirements that Swedish citizens must provide to the authorities during the application process include the following:

  • A valid passport: The passport must have at least six months of validity. It can be a Swedish passport or from any other eligible country. You will also be required to submit the personal information found on the passport photo page, and it should have at least one blank page for the visa.

  • A digitized color photograph: The photograph you use must be appropriate for a passport and should not be older than six months.

  • Itinerary & Proof of Accommodation: The Kenyan authorities require you to provide a copy of hotel reservations or lodging for the trip. The name of the applicant is required to be present on the reservation.

  • Email: You must provide a valid email to receive news regarding the approval of your visa.

  • Means of Payment: You will be required to pay the application fee during the process. You can use a credit or a debit card.

In addition, please note that children under the age of 16 do not require a Kenyan tourist visa to be able to enter the country. Therefore, it is not necessary for them to complete the application form and you do not need to pay the service fee again.

Other considerations

In addition to the application requirements, we recommend you check the list of countries exempted from quarantine upon arrival. In addition, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at any point of entry. On certain occasions, travelers may not have to provide this requirement, including people with medical conditions that cannot be vaccinated.

If you transit through Kenya and plan to stay in the airport, then you will not be required to obtain a transit visa. On the other hand, if you wish to remain outside the passport for under 72 hours, you are required to possess a transit visa. Any tourist who would like to stay for more than 72 hours must have a standard tourist visa.

In addition, please note that Kenya does not require specific vaccination proof, except for a yellow fever certificate, and they have recently visited high-risk areas, which is not the case in Sweden. This document is mandatory regardless of the nationality of the traveler.

Kenyan visa validity

Kenyan visas may have up to one year of validity. However, you do not need to attend the nearest embassy anymore. You can request a Kenyan e-visa from the comfort of your home now, making the process less time-consuming.

The Kenyan tourist e-visa is a multiple entry visa with a validity of up to one year. It is processed within 7 business days (or 3-5, depending on your availability).

It is essential for you to fill out the application form as accurately as possible. If you do not provide correct information or errors are found within the application, it may end up being rejected, and you will have to start the process again.

Once you have completed the application form, you are required to submit copies of the documents listed above and pay the Kenyan visa fee. Once your visa has been approved, you will receive an email.

It is recommended to submit your Kenyan visa application as early as possible to ensure that the process will go as smoothly as possible. Typically, you will receive a response within the first three days after submitting the documents and filling out the form.

Are there any limits on Kenya visas for Swedish nationals?

There are different types of Kenyan visas that Sweden can apply for. If you have requested a single-entry visa, you must apply for another visa once you leave Kenya and come back to your homeland, regardless of whether your original tourist visa is still valid.

On the other hand, a multiple-entry visa will allow you to visit Kenya multiple times without applying for a visa again. You can also extend your visa if you wish to stay in Kenya for a longer period. The process is relatively quick and can be completed by attending the Nyayo House 20th floor, located on the Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway.

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